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Why did Ossoff "lose?"

Seems like everyone has a different take.

If we don't start publicly acknowledging and fighting GOP voter suppression, purging & dirty tricks

the "losses" will continue to pile up. Too many of us want to bury our heads in the sand and pretend like our voting process is fair and beyond reproach. Wake up! E-voting machines with no paper trail are simply unacceptable! Are we a democracy or a third world dictatorship? Our leaders must 1) acknowledge that our voting system is broken and then 2) make sure EVERY American citizen is allowed to *easily* exercise his/her constitutional right to vote. Some common sense reforms:

- Voter registration should be automatic for anyone with a driver's license (or a state ID starting at age 18).

- Race and gender should NOT be listed on our voter registrations as that allows for easier purging and dirty tricks.

- Voting should not be a hassle. There shouldn't be long lines or last minute changes to polling locations without substantial fines. Also, just as people are forced to give up work days for jury duty, maybe the same can be done to get more assistance at the polls. Poll duty.

- Every vote should come with 2 receipts-one for the voter, and 1 for the poll workers. This might be asking for too much, but I wouldn't mind leaving with a unique receipt number that I can enter online to view my selections at a later time. Just for peace of mind.

But back to the suppression and dirty tricks:

Handel is irredeemably deplorable.

It might be time for Tom Perez to step down

Over the past few weeks, we've seen a completely out of control president & White House. Where is the LOUD and overwhelming message from the democrats? Now Spicer is rolling back the daily pressers--no cameras or audio allowed. Where is our representation???!!! We need to be shouting from the rooftops. Hysterical almost.

If Ossof loses tomorrow, Perez might need to step down. We need fighters right now!

What about the people dumb enough to do back flips in

defense of him?

I'll just say this... I've watched Bill Maher since the Politically Incorrect days. I don't think I've missed a episode since he started on HBO... Year after year I watched him become more and more offensive, making ignorant comments about President Obama not being black enough (according to Maher's dumbass stereotypes), disrespectful comments about women, gays, Muslims--basically everyone in the democratic tent except for white guys.

As usual, I tuned in Friday and then I heard that comment. I had to pause and rewind--did this mfcker really just say that? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of the situation, but for me personally, it still would have been highly offensive if he had said "I'm not a house slave." But it looks like he wanted to pack in as much disrespect as possible, so he said what he said.

Let's be clear: The Slavery of Africans in this country is NOT a laughing matter. 400 years of brutal rapes, abuse, murder and torture is not funny. So fuck any ignorant asshole who thinks it's ok to joke about that.

Do I think Bill's intent was malicious? No, but I see now that his disrespect for his fans (many who happen to be African American) has reached the point of no return. I'm not among those calling for him to be fired, but I will not subject myself to his abuse anymore. Enough is enough.
I almost blame myself for watching in the first place in light of his recent unhinged anti-Muslim rants, etc. I'm done!
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